To become a JP:
- Submit an application with a State Member of Parliament or in regional areas a local magistrate.
- Undergo security background checks and Police clearance.
- Attend a Department of the Attorney General (DotAG) training course. (also available online)
- The State Governor appoints JPs after recommendation by the Attorney General. Recommendation depends on the number of JPs considered necessary or appropriate to deal with public demand in local areas.
Once appointed as a JP, there is ongoing training required.If you are a JP, we encourage you to support RAJWA by becoming a member of RAJWA.
To learn more visit WA Department of Justice